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Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 8:04PM EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Terry Crews: "NBC is bigger and better"
Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast members celebrated their Season 6 pickup at the NBC upfronts this morning. Terry Crews was particularly blown away to be on the Peacock network, telling E! Online: "I've never been on a network this big. NBC, this is the real deal. The checks are going to be amazing!" To which Andy Samberg said: "We're going to have to fact-check that." Crews added, in an interview with Variety: “I remember I went to sleep and I woke up and my phone was glowing and I was like 'What is this?! Oh my, NBC!.' First of all, NBC is bigger and better, it’s the perfect place for us. It’s kind of like out of the frying pan and into heaven, not into the fire but into heaven itself." Noting that Samberg is an SNL alum, Crews added that the move just "makes so much sense and we fit in with their comedies." He added: "We’re going to make so much money ya’ll, I’m trying to tell you. Makes you happy!” ALSO: Lin-Manuel Miranda hung out with the cast after helping push for revival.
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 7:13PM EDT
Why NBC's rescue of Brooklyn Nine-Nine made business sense
The late Friday rescue "wasn’t exactly a no-brainer— but it’s also one of the least risky calls Peacock execs will make this week," says Josef Adalian. As he points out, NBC had the most financially viable option for saving Brooklyn Nine-Nine because it's owned by sister studio Universal Television. "While Brooklyn’s so-so Nielsen ratings mean NBC likely won’t make much (or any) profit selling ad time on the show next season, these new episodes will likely pay for themselves due to the extra money Universal TV will make via its syndication deal with TBS and its streaming agreement with Hulu," he says. While the ratings have been terrible, Brooklyn Nine-Nine still has a passionate fan base, as proven by the internet freakout over its cancelation. As Adalian also points out, NBC is starved for comedies, despite the success of Will & Grace and Superstore. "Adding Brooklyn to the roster won’t transform NBC into a powerhouse, but it’s also not going to prevent the network from finding the big new comedy hits it needs," he says. ALSO: Terry Crews thanks Mark Hamill for using "The Force" to save the show.
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 4:18PM EDT
Terry Crews isn't mad about Brooklyn Nine-Nine's cancelation, says he'd be up for a revival on another network
"I'm super proud of all we've done and if by some incarnation we can come back in some kind of way -- another network or something -- I'm jumping at the chance, but as it stands right now, we are gone, and I'm not mad," Crews said today.
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 10:02PM EDT
Terry Crews: Hollywood is "a very violent place" -- "it's like a plantation"
Crews recalls being on the set of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, shaking, when he decided to tweet his experience -- without consulting his friends, wife or manager -- that he had been allegedly groped by a powerful agent at Adam Sandler's house. He says of his legal battle with WME agent Adam Venit: “People don’t understand that Hollywood is a very violent place. The best way to put it is that it’s like a plantation. You use extreme violence. You see a lot of people who never work again. For even speaking up the whole thing is that they cut your head off so that the next person doesn’t speak.”
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 5:20AM EDT
Terry Crews discusses his sexual misconduct case on Dr. Phil
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star and his wife, Rebecca King Crews, offered more details to Dr. Phil about the incident in which agent Adam Venit allegedly groped him.
Posted Thursday 3/08/18 at 1:41AM EST
Terry Crews' alleged groper won't face criminal charges
The Los Angeles District Attorney's office said of Crews' complaint against WME agent Adam Venit: "Given that the suspect did not make contact with the victim’s skin when he grabbed the victim’s genitals and there is no restraint involved, a felony filing is declined."
Posted Monday 3/05/18 at 2:51PM EST
Terry Crews agrees to take a mental health exam in sexual assault lawsuit
Attorneys for WME agent Adam Venit filed a stipulation that the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star take a seven-hour mental health exam with a doctor that was mutually agreed upon by both parties. Crews is suing Venit for allegedly groping him.
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 7:00PM EST
Terry Crews: "I still have to send a check to my molester"
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star says he still has to pay former agency WME despite his sexual assault case against WME agent Adam Venit, who allegedly groped him. “This is the deal," he says. "What’s so strange and crazy is that I’m still paying them. I go to work, and I still have to send a check to my molester."
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 8:57PM EST
LAPD sends the Terry Crews sexual assault accusation to the district attorney
“A case was presented to our office on Feb. 6 by the Los Angeles Police Department involving (WME agent) Adam Venit and is under review,” said the spokesperson for the Los Angeles D.A.’s office.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 6:18PM EST
Terry Crews’ accused groper responds to his lawsuit, claims his conduct wasn’t sexual
WME agent Adam Venit has formally responded to the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star’s lawsuit, according to TMZ. His statement says that Crews’ lawsuit is without merit because the actor wasn’t injured and the conduct wasn’t of a sexual nature.
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 10:35PM EST
Terry Crews accuses WME of spying on him
“I believe my family is being tracked and possibly bugged,” the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star who accused WME agent Adam Venit of groping said in a series of tweets. “Someone hacked into the computer my son and I built together. I have to shut it down and replace the hard drive.” WME declined to comment on Crews’ allegations.
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 1:14PM EST
Terry Crews signs with a new agency after sexual harassment battle with WME
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star, who alleges WME agent Adam Venit groped him, has signed with UTA for representation in all areas.
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 9:36PM EST
Terry Crews points out that Dustin Hoffman’s agent is the same guy who allegedly groped him
In several "ABUSERS PROTECT ABUSERS" tweets this afternoon, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star also noted that the National Enquirer’s top editor, Dylan Howard, who’s now accused of sexual misconduct, is the same guy who threatened him with a false prostitute story.
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 3:06PM EST
Terry Crews is suing the agent who allegedly groped him
In his lawsuit, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star says WME agent Adam Venit’s client Adam Sandler was a witness to the aftermath of the alleged assault, with Sandler calling him later to ask if he was okay. ALSO: Grey’s Anatomy alum Isaiah Washington says Crews is being shunned in Hollywood for accusing Venit of assault.
Posted Friday 12/01/17 at 5:37AM EST
Terry Crews shares the text message he sent nearly two years ago to his agent after he was allegedly groped
“The actual text to my agent Brad Slater at @WME 28 hours after my February 4th 2016 assault by the agency’s Adam Venit,” the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star tweeted.